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The 21st Theater Sustainment Command color guard marches onto the Panzer Kaserne parade ground at the fallen soldier retreat in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. The names  of Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial at the ceremony, where Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker.
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command color guard marches onto the Panzer Kaserne parade ground at the fallen soldier retreat in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. The names of Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial at the ceremony, where Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command color guard marches onto the Panzer Kaserne parade ground at the fallen soldier retreat in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. The names  of Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial at the ceremony, where Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker.
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command color guard marches onto the Panzer Kaserne parade ground at the fallen soldier retreat in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. The names of Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial at the ceremony, where Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command salute during the rendering of honors at the fallen soldier retreat on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker at the ceremony where three names were added to the 21st TSC memorial.
Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command salute during the rendering of honors at the fallen soldier retreat on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston was guest speaker at the ceremony where three names were added to the 21st TSC memorial. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston speaks at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. A week before Veteran's Day, Preston spoke of honoring all veterans, living and dead.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston speaks at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. A week before Veteran's Day, Preston spoke of honoring all veterans, living and dead. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Col. Keith Sledd, 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, unveils the plaques of Sgt. Anton Phillips and Staff Sgt. Derek Farley on the 21st Sustainment Command's fallen soldier memorial at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. During the ceremony a plaque for Staff Sgt. James Ide was also unveiled by the 18th Military Police Brigade commander, Col. Thomas Evans. The retreat honoring the fallen soldiers was hosted by the 21st Sustainment Command under Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, and the guest speaker was Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

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Col. Keith Sledd, 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, unveils the plaques of Sgt. Anton Phillips and Staff Sgt. Derek Farley on the 21st Sustainment Command's fallen soldier memorial at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. During the ceremony a plaque for Staff Sgt. James Ide was also unveiled by the 18th Military Police Brigade commander, Col. Thomas Evans. The retreat honoring the fallen soldiers was hosted by the 21st Sustainment Command under Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, and the guest speaker was Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Col. Thomas Evans, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer and Col. Keith Sledd, from left, salute during the playing of taps at the 21st Sustainment Command's fallen soldier memorial at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. Sledd, the 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, unveiled plaques for Sgt. Anton Phillips and Staff Sgt. Derek Farley on the 21st TSC's memorial. Evans, commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade, unveiled one for Staff Sgt. James Ide.
Col. Thomas Evans, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer and Col. Keith Sledd, from left, salute during the playing of taps at the 21st Sustainment Command's fallen soldier memorial at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday afternoon. Sledd, the 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, unveiled plaques for Sgt. Anton Phillips and Staff Sgt. Derek Farley on the 21st TSC's memorial. Evans, commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade, unveiled one for Staff Sgt. James Ide. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
The U.S. Army Europe Band & Chorus' brass quintet provided the music at the 21st Theater Support Command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday. Plaques honoring Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial.
The U.S. Army Europe Band & Chorus' brass quintet provided the music at the 21st Theater Support Command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday. Plaques honoring Staff Sgts. James Ide and Derek Farley and Sgt. Anton Phillips were added to the 21st TSC memorial. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, left, salutes as the American and German flags are lowered at the 21st TSC's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday.
Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, left, salutes as the American and German flags are lowered at the 21st TSC's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command fold the American flag at the command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday.
Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command fold the American flag at the command's fallen soldier retreat at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Thursday. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The 21st Theater Sustainment Command conducted a retreat ceremony Thursday honoring its fallen soldiers. Members gathered at Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, where Col. Keith Sledd, the 16th Sustainment Brigade commander, unveiled the plaques to Sgt. Anton Phillips and Staff Sgt. Derek Farley on the command’s memorial. During the ceremony a plaque for Staff Sgt. James Ide was also unveiled by the 18th Military Police Brigade’s commander, Col. Thomas Evans. Guest speaker at the retreat was Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

— Michael Abrams

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